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Donnington Wood Canal

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1764 Earl Gower formed a company to construct the Donnington Wood Canal on his Lilleshall estate, to exploit its coal, lime and ironstone resources[1].

1793 The Shrewsbury Canal was authorised to link Shrewsbury with the east Shropshire canal network serving coal mines and ironworks around Oakengates, Ketley, Donnington Wood and Trench. It incorporated one mile and 88 yards of the Wombridge Canal, purchased from William Reynolds to provide access to the Donnington Wood Canal and the Shropshire Canal.

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Sources of Information

  1. Aristocrats and the Industrial Revolution: The Leveson-Gowers by Judith Watkin